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Word About Doctors — From a 7 Year Old
and fellow flakers! Like many
of you, I get irritated when adults make stupid remarks about my skin.
However, it never bothers me when young children want to know about
the P. Here's a quick recap of
one of those beautiful moments when the whole P deal becomes bearable:
I came upon two
young ladies while shopping yesterday.
They were sisters, maybe 5 and 7 years old.
I was in an unusually good mood, and let them ask questions about
those things (spots) on my arms. I
told them it was psoriasis, and no, they didn't actually hurt.
Then the conversation became interesting.
The older girl
asked, "Do you always wear those spots?"
Yes, I replied, they are part of my skin.
In a sweet, innocent, and completely curious voice, she then asked;
"Do you take them off when you get home?"
Trying not to laugh, I told her no, they were always there on my
question up, "Can the doctor take them off?"
I told the girls many doctors had tried, but were unable to remove
the spots. By now they were
completely baffled. However,
the older girl seemed to try to make sense of this, and finished our
conversation with: "But doctors are supposed to fix things!"
pronouncement, she and her sister turned and went off to find something
else that might be interesting.
Well, I just smiled a huge smile, shook my head in silent
agreement, and went on my own merry way.
Wishing you a
great day of your own! -Ria
I love it when children totally outshine everything I know in a one
clause utterance! Thanks for
sharing, Ria. –Ed
P.S. – My 4
year old grand daughter surprised me stepping out of the shower years ago
and exclaimed in wide-eyed wonder, “Look!
You have a tail like Barney!”
When the embarrassment of the moment had passed, I decided I ought
to feel pretty special ... at least for a little while!